Goodwill to host Goodwill Day in April

Published 4:35 pm Monday, February 7, 2022

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Goodwill Industries of Tenneva Area, Inc. recently announced the first annual Goodwill Day, a one-day community service opportunity for high school and college students on April 22.

Goodwill Day is designed for high school and college students age 16 plus to earn up to eight hours of community service in one day. Volunteers will help at the donation and processing center located at 2745 East Stone Drive (formerly Traders Village) in Kingsport.

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Participants will learn the various functions of a dynamic social enterprise dedicated to providing employment services to those in need. This includes things such as hands-on experience in donation processing.

“Goodwill Day will provide the volunteers not only the opportunity to meet community service obligations for scholarships and course work but also will offer an introduction to a social enterprise that supports community infrastructure through employment equity and sustainability,” said Greg Walters, volunteer services coordinator of Goodwill Industries of Tenneva. “As an added bonus, Goodwill staff will be available to discuss career opportunities in the non-profit sector with the students.”

Registration is required by March 1. To register, call 423-426-3922 or email volunteerservices@goodwilltnva.org.